First, yes, you should wait longer for it to heal. Second, you may have a yeast infection which has blossomed because you have weakened the area from overuse. Try some OTC cream for yeast infections and see if this helps within a week. Do NOT put antibiotic cream on it.
Your penis is built for 20 minutes of lubricated moderate activity a couple times a week. It cannot withstand the abuse of three masturbation sessions in a day without consequences being very likely. So, that's a hint that if you're masturbating without lubrication or too often, you need to respect your penis more and treat it kindly.View Thread
The problem may have originally been caused by your waiting too long to go, or trying to suppress the urge. The stress put on the structures that signal and restrict urinary flow (preventing wetting accidents) can be harmed by clenching, sitting on your foot, or just waiting too long.
Post-void dribbling can often be a result of this, as can urinating at a urinal without fully removing any pressure from clothing on your penis, plus the muscles you use to stop the flow.
Anyway, it sounds like something you should discuss with a urologist, to make an actual determination of whether this is a mild condition that will allow you to retrain your muscles to void correctly, or if it's something more serious that requires some treatment.
I'm pretty sure I've posted in this forum about post-void dribbling (and retraining related to that) before, so you might search this forum for that discussion.
Above all my speculation, your situation is a problem and one that a urologist should be able to help you with.View Thread
Parasite checks are usually a stool sample and sometimes a blood test. The only thing that made me think of this was your report of a prickly/scratchy sensation and what sounded like some cramping. You may already know this but there are many seafood parasites that can cause hyper-nerve sensitivity and long term these can also manifest as urinary itching as well as tenderness or itching or redness in the underarm and inside elbow areas or groin.
Specific anxiety can even include something like moving house, going on a trip, change in a relationship, etc.View Thread
Of the guesses you offered, the irritation of your sciatic nerve is the most likely. Realize that this nerve is almost as thick as your little finger, and it goes to a nerve plexus with so much "noise" that any distress of this nerve can be misread by your brain as coming from somewhere it's not actually coming from.
While it's always a good idea to wear supportive underwear, even more supportive than briefs (a jockstrap) if you feel testicular discomfort, I am saying that the feeling you attribute to your testicle may not be coming from there at all. Your brain might only think it is, but erroneously because of your sciatica.
That said, it can't be ruled out that there might actually be an issue with your testicle. Any pain in the testes is considered an EMERGENCY. Please treat it as such.View Thread
You have probably injured your penis due to over-handling. Even if the condition has not become painful, you must STOP handling your penis for several weeks, at least a week longer than it takes for all the symptoms to completely disappear. The cold towel will not help you. Unfortunately there's nothing that will really help you except to leave it alone and not irritate it further. Any further handling will most likely make the problem much worse and could even cause lasting damage.This is probably lymphangitis.
The lymph channels run in a cage-like pattern all over your penis, and any portion of them may become inflamed. It does not need to be a the head of your penis. What is concerning is that you seem to be saying you have swelling that has gone beyond the lymph channel. And if this is a lymphocele, meaning lymph fluid has broken out from the lymph channel and gotten into the surrounding tissue to cause swelling, can be a very serious and long-lasting problem.
If you do not notice improvement over the next week or so now that you're stopping making it worse, make an appointment with a urologist to assess the situation.View Thread
There may be some left over scar tissue from the varicocele surgery that is causing pain. Normally this surgery is avoided unless the condition is causing pain, precisely because it can lead to complications afterwards.
I'm sorry that your urologist has not determined a cause.
If there is no scar tissue and your urologist thinks that there may be intermittent torsion, wearing supportive undergarments may make a difference. And if so, you may simply need to switch to wearing a jock strap instead of whatever underwear you're using now.View Thread
All of that said, if you think the suggestion that there may be a new source of anxiety/stress in your life, such as a work or family change, moving to a new location, or even generalized anxiety, try addressing the source of stress first. Stress is probably the biggest untreated cause of urinary symptoms, and removing stressors is much more effective than drug treatment.View Thread
The symptoms of urinary urgency and frequency are commonly associated with BPH (enlarged prostate), which is why your doctor checked that. Not being the case, there are many other potential causes including many kinds of anxiety/stress, muscle weakness, and many other possible reasons.
Interrupted sleep is a serious condition. The anxiety over having to keep returning to the bathroom amplifies the symptom.
For saw palmetto, you need to take a sufficient dosage for about 8 weeks for the plant sterols to build up in your system enough to provide benefit. You will know after 2 months of continuous use if you're one of the 50% of men who find symptom relief this way. However, buying a saw palmetto product at the drug store is likely wasteful. Most of the products on the shelf don't contain or randomly contain enough of the plant sterols to provide benefit. So, you want to find one that is certified for content to contain the right amount. Check out a company called Theralogix who certifies all of their products for content accuracy.
The other substance to show benefit with urinary symptoms is beta-sitosterol. Again, getting the right amount and taking for a sufficient period of time are important.
Milk thistle has nothing to do with urinary symptoms.
If you do not find an improvement after 2 months of saw palmetto, see a urologist. Your GP will not be able to help you. There are three drugs to try next.View Thread
First, you should trust your doctor, not what you read on the internet. But, if your doctor was not a urologist, you've unfortunately wasted your time and need to see a urologist.
No kind of pain in this area is normal, even sporadic.
It sounds similar to epididymitis, which does not always respond to drugs, and can persist for a long period of time in spite of treatments that are known to usually help.
The issue here is that if it is epididymitis, long-term inflammation like that can lead to permanent scarring. That you have been dealing with this for 15 years is extremely concerning, and why your parents did not appropriately seek medical help for you when you were 10 years old is very troubling.
Unfortunately from your minimal description, that's all that comes to mind presently. If you HAVE previously seen a urologist to assess this ongoing concern, what kind of examinations or tests were conducted to diagnose? What did they think was the cause? What treatments were tried? And what is their continuing suggestion? Have you been checked for hernia?
Are you wearing supportive undergarments in the meantime and do they provide any relief?